21st Century Renaissance Man

Jul 2, 2016

Movie Review: Finding Dory

Pixar’s sequel to its animated 2003 smash “Finding Nemo” repeats that film’s plot: a challenging under-the-sea trek that ends with the reuniting of a family. This time, it’s the memory-challenged Dory, the scene-stealer from the previous film (voiced, with impeccable timing, by Ellen DeGeneres) who’s out to find her long-lost parents.

Finding Dory's contagious charm, heart and humor is proof of Pixar's improved capabilities of sequels. That said, I felt like this movie missed the "feel good" presence of its predecessor.
The story is fun and the overall feel of the movie is light and whimsical.  However, I thought that the emotional depth of a father searching for his son was a high bar that Dory fell short of getting over.
Was it worth the price of admission? Absolutely. We laughed and had fun.

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